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Photoville 2019 in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Sep 12 – Sep 22 all-day

Photoville 2019 in Brooklyn Bridge Park

September 12-15

September 19-22

At Brookyn Bridge Plaza, Under the Bridge in DUMBO

Located in Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO beneath the majestic span of the Brooklyn Bridge— will be transformed into an immersive photography village populated by 90+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries.

In store will be:

  • Nighttime Screenings & Events
  • Journalists Under Fire
  • Container Exhibitions
  • Outdoor Installations
  • Emergi-Cubes
  • Freelance Safety Clinic
  • Workshops & Guided Tours
  • Education & Teacher Development Day
  • Leica Pavilion
  • Adobe Space
  • Special Events & Pop-ups

The following comes courtesy of their official newsletter:

“”We are proud and excited to announce programming for Photoville NYC2019, founded and produced by United Photo Industries!

After an incredible festival earlier this year in partnership with the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, our team is back on the East Coast, refreshed and inspired by our West Coast debut.

Photoville NYC will return for its eighth year from September 12-22, 2019, beneath the majestic Brooklyn Bridge in our gorgeous home at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Our team of Photo-carnies will once again transform the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza into an immersive photography village populated by over 80 exhibitions in 60+ shipping containers.

We absolutely could not pull off Photoville without all of our partners and artists; our host and founding partner Brooklyn Bridge Park; our co-founding partners Two Trees Management, and Photo District News. Thank you for being there from the very beginning. Hats off to our friends and marquee partners Leica CameraSt. Ann’s WarehousePhotoWings, the DUMBO Business Improvement District, and our partners in crime, Smorgasburg! “”

Have a look at some videos posted from previous years’ events:

B&H Photography Podcast | Photoville 2018

Published by B&H Photo Video


Photoville 2018 Alan Eglinton

Published by extraordinary project Mug Publishing




Nathan Hale Day Commemoration 2019
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nathan Hale Day Commemoration 2019 @ New York | New York | United States

Nathan Hale Day Commemoration

Friday, September 20, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 pm

This Event is Free and Open to the Public

City Hall Park, NYC

Join the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc. as they commemorate martyred spy Nathan Hale at the foot of the Nathan Hale statue which stands at City Hall Park. The ceremony features the SRNY Color Guard, wreath laying, and more.

Nathan Hale was commissioned by George Washington to infiltrate the British ranks to gather intelligence. He was discovered on September 22, 1776 and hanged for treason, without trial, the next morning.

The Nathan Hale Commemoration Ceremony takes place in City Hall Park near the statue of Nathan Hale that was commissioned by the Sons of the Revolution in 1883 and stands facing the south main entrance to City Hall. Click HERE to see the exact location on Google Maps.  To enter the park, you may enter the secure area from either the west or east gate of Steve Flanders Square, which is on the south side of the City Hall building.  Everyone who enters will have to walk through a metal detector and have any bags scanned by an x-ray machine. Look for chairs set up where the commemoration is to take place.

New Museum Presents IdeasCity Bronx – 2019
Sep 21 all-day

New Museum Presents

IdeasCity Bronx

Saturday, September 21

A free public festival at Concrete Plant Park in the Bronx

New York, NY…The New Museum is pleased to announce IdeasCity Bronx, a free public festival taking place the afternoon of Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Concrete Plant Park in the Bronx.

IdeasCity Bronx will feature conversations, artist talks, performances, and activations by an array of cultural agents engaging the physical, social, and economic forces that define the Bronx and other cities. Highlights will include keynote conversations by Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman and Jon Gray of Ghetto Gastro, and a series of participatory workshops organized by Xaviera Simmons, Torkwase Dyson, Oscar Oliver-Didier, Coco June, Marquita Flowers, and Monxo López and Libertad Guerra of South Bronx Unite. Pop-up activations by Bronx-based art and activist groups and food vendors will operate throughout the afternoon, organized with DreamYard, a nationally recognized community organization that works with Bronx youth, families, and schools to build pathways to equity through the arts.

Themed New Ecologies 3755, this iteration of IdeasCity focuses on the effects of climate change faced by communities in the Bronx, and the inextricable link between the conditions of our planet and the state of culture and society. IdeasCity has invited locally and internationally recognized practitioners to design interactive workshops focused on key areas of inquiry pertaining to the theme of New Ecologies. Workshops are centered on topics ranging from Waterfront De-Industrialization, Divesting from Whiteness, Borders and Migration, Housing Production and Preservation, Public Health and Pleasure, and Food Justice, and highlights include a somatic movement workshop on strategizing Resources for Resistance, storytelling performances combating Food Apartheid through agricultural autonomy, and a livestream conversation on the Architecture of Diaspora between South Bronx activists and allied groups in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

“The number 3755 refers to the 3,755 days between IdeasCity Bronx and the start of 2030, noted internationally as the deadline for irreversible climate crisis. The number also evokes a distant future, over a millennium away, one that we might imagine shaped by the Bronx and by communities that were erased or marginalized in the last millennium,” stated V. Mitch McEwen, Curator of IdeasCity. “Inspired by the urgency around climate change, artists and organizations in the Bronx are working to address structural inequality, real estate development models, and even national politics, topics that will take center stage at IdeasCity Bronx.”

Prior to the festival, IdeasCity will release a podcast produced in collaboration with Gesso, members of NEW INC, the New Museum’s cultural incubator, who have developed a free location-based mobile app for innovative audio content. The podcast is designed to accompany visitors en route to the festival, expanding on the program’s themes with additional information, conversations, and interviews with IdeasCity Bronx speakers and community leaders.

On Friday, September 20, 2019, IdeasCity and the Bronx Museum of the Arts will cohost a workshop for local and emerging practitioners that will consider the inequalities produced and reproduced by urban spatial relationships, and the shifting approaches devised by artists, designers, planners, and architects engaging with public space in the Bronx’s contemporary landscape.

IdeasCity Bronx will be held at Concrete Plant Park, located on the Bronx River between Westchester Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard. Home to a functioning concrete plant from the late 1940s to 1987, Concrete Plant Park’s revitalization began in 2000 under the stewardship of the Parks Department and the Bronx River Alliance. In addition to salt marshes, greenways, a promenade, and boat-launch, Concrete Plant Park is also home to the Bronx Foodway, a pilot project examining how a sustainable food landscape can be integrated into a public park.

IdeasCity Bronx follows IdeasCity New Orleans, which took place in April 2019 and was centered on the theme of “Everyday Festival,” and IdeasCity Toronto, which took place in September 2018 and was centered on the theme of “City of Cities.”


IdeasCity is a collaborative, civic, and creative platform that starts from the premise that art and culture are essential to the future vitality of cities. This international initiative provides a forum for designers, artists, technologists, and policymakers to exchange ideas, identify challenges, propose solutions, and engage the public’s participation. The initiative was cofounded at the New Museum by Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, and Karen Wong, Deputy Director. Past IdeasCity programs have taken place in New York (2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017), Istanbul (2012), São Paulo (2013), Detroit (2016), Athens (2016), Arles (2017), Toronto (2018), and New Orleans (2019). For more information, visit


The New Museum is the only museum in New York City exclusively devoted to contemporary art. Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a center for exhibitions, information, and documentation about living artists from around the world. From its beginnings as a one-room office on Hudson Street to the inauguration of its first freestanding building on the Bowery designed by SANAA in 2007, the New Museum continues to be a place of experimentation and a hub of new art and new ideas.


DreamYard collaborates with Bronx youth, families, and schools to build pathways to equity and opportunity through the arts. Through partnerships with over fifty public schools in the Bronx, DreamYard Prep High School, and the DreamYard Art Center, DreamYard works with over 15,000 young people each year to develop the tools necessary to become creative and engaged citizens, life-long learners, and the leaders and innovators of the twenty-first century.

Space Exploration Related Events at the Intrepid Museum Sea, Air & Space Museum
Oct 11 all-day

Space Exploration Related Events at the Intrepid Museum Sea, Air & Space Museum

Taking place in correlation with the Apollo 11 Exhibition

At the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum
Pier 86, W 46th St, New York

Learn more about the following at their official site…

Thursday, June 6

Teacher Professional Development

Chancellor’s Day: All About the Moon!

Sixty New York City school teachers will receive professional development credit for a one-day in-depth training entitled Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. It will feature a live webcast with The Museum of Flight in Seattle to tour their exhibition, Destination Moon.


Friday, June 14


American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

New York Times bestselling author, Douglas Brinkley, takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge and America’s race to the Moon.American Moonshot is a portrait of the brilliant men and women who made this giant leap possible, the technology that enabled us to propel men beyond earth’s orbit to the Moon and return them safely, and the geopolitical tensions that spurred Kennedy to commit himself fully to this audacious dream. There will be a book sale and signing after the program.


Friday, June 21

Free Fridays

Film: Apollo 11 TBC

Join us on the flight deck for a special screening of the acclaimed new CNN documentary, Apollo 11, by director Todd Douglas Miller and archivist Dan Rooney. Piecing together never-before-seen original NASA film footage from the 1969 Apollo mission with never-before-heard hours of original audio, the resulting portrait of those historic nine days is dazzling!


Thursday, June 27

Stories Within

This program is for individuals with dementia and their care partners. Led by trained Museum staff, small groups will explore the Museum and reflect on the history of the ship, its aircraft and the stories of people who served at sea. These multisensory experiences are designed to spark conversation and reflection. Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing with a visit to the Space Shuttle Pavilion and pop-up planetarium.


Sunday, July 14

Access Family Programs

A program for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Commemorate this historic Moon landing with a unique tour and hands-on activities.


Friday, July 19

Free Fridays

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while screening the film First Man. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. This event is first-come, first-served.

Explore the universe in the Museum’s pop-up planetarium with our educator-led shows that will take you around our galaxy and back again. Shows will be running throughout the evening and are on first-come, first-served basis.

Celebrate the Apollo missions with Dr. Noah Petro who will share images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Museum’s Astronomy Night. Introductions will be made by former NASA astronaut, Mike Massmino, who will also be on hand to answer Apollo questions. Following the talk, enjoy stargazing on the flight deck with high-powered telescopes (weather permitting). Advanced registration is required.


Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20

Pop-Up Installation: Earthrise: A 50 Year Contemplation TBC

Meet members of the Space Enabled research group from MIT’s Media Lab and experience Earthrise: A 50 Year Contemplation, their celebration of the original Earthrise photo taken during the Apollo 8 mission in December 1968. Astronauts who have viewed Earth from space report feeling “inspired and changed by its size and fragility.” The Space Enabled research group asks if it is possible to create such a shift in view for Earthlings through an experiential installation.


Saturday, July 20

Intrepid Presents: Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company

Join for an evening of wonder and hilarity with a celebrated New York improv troupe. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the audacious goal of landing an American on the Moon before the end of the decade. How was this going to be accomplished? We will explore this challenge with the improv group (and guest celeb) as well as former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino and NASA’s Noah Petro, deputy project scientist for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. This is an after-hours program for adults 21+. Beer and wine will be available for purchase with ID.


Giant Leaps Planetarium Show

A planetarium show that will enable visitors to journey through the small steps that resulted in humanity’s giant leap to the Moon. Audiences will travel alongside astronauts on the Mercury and Gemini missions to discover the techniques and technology that NASA had to invent and perfect before attempting a trip to the Moon. Viewers will then travel 240,000 miles with the Apollo 11 crew and experience the lunar landing from the perspective of Michael Collins, command module pilot, who continued to orbit the Moon as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored its surface. The show will close with a discussion of how the lessons learned from the Space Race will be used to help humans return to the Moon and travel to Mars and beyond.


Early Morning Opening

Come to the Intrepid Museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings with an early morning opening for children with autism and their families. Commemorate this historic event with a tour and hands-on activities.


Wednesday, July 24

Intrepid After Hours

Intrepid After Hours invites military veterans and service members to experience the Museum at night. Enjoy the Museum without the crowds, and then join peers for conversation, exploration, a celebration of the 50th anniversary and a catered dinner.


Sunday, July 28

Military Family Program

The Intrepid Museum invites current and former service members and their children to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings! Commemorate this historic event with a tour and hands-on activities.


Friday, October 11

Sensory Friendly Evening for Teens and Adults

Come to the Intrepid Museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings with a sensory friendly evening for teens and adults with autism. The Space Shuttle Pavilion will be open late for exploration.


Dates TBC

Space-Focused Programs for Schools and Other Educational Groups:

Bring your school, camp, scout or other 3-12th grade age group for a space-themed education program at the Museum!

Children in grades 3­–­6 will explore the challenge of maintaining physical health in a microgravity environment and discuss astronauts’ nutrition and preparatory physical training. Then, they will learn how the design and protective technology of space suits made it possible for men to walk safely on the Moon.

Students in grades 7­–12 will delve deeper into the history of the Space Race and the competition between the United States and the former Soviet Union. Students will imagine the challenge of creating technology that operates in the vacuum of space and discuss the engineering behind the space shuttle orbiter Enterprise and its robotic arm. Students will then construct their own “robotic arms” to capture and move objects.

A regularly scheduled short educator talk One Giant Leap: The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 will run for the length of the Apollo 11: Media, the Moon and Beyond installation.

Uncover Intrepid’s role in the early space program with our All Hands program for groups of individuals with disabilities. View the space shuttle Enterprise and explore replica space capsules.

NYC Kidney Walk 2019 @ Foley Square
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

NYC Kidney Walk

Sunday, November 10, 2019

For 18 years, the New York City Kidney Walk has served as a catalyst for uniting the community. With over 5,000 walkers in attendance, this Walk has become a symbol of strength and hope for patients, their families and those at-risk.

Learn more at the official site here..

Also, have a look at this related video below:

Walker Welcome Video

Published by National Kidney Foundation